Bill Peckmann &Comic Art &Disney &Illustration 24 Jun 2011 06:43 am

Kelly’s 3 Caballeros

- Suppose we had a comic book version of The 3 Caballeros; wouldn’t that be fun to see? What if the artwork were done completely by Walt Kelly; would that make it a treasure? I think it does. Bill Peckmann made my week when he sent me the scans to the following comic book. As Bill wrote to me: “Beautiful stuff, like Barks’ art, it’s timeless, looks like it was done yesterday.”

Not only is the artwork out of this world, but the quality of the printing is brilliant. And the quality of the book, itself, is wonderfully well preserved. You only have to look below to read it. Take your time; this is great.


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Many thanks to Bill Peckmann for sharing this gorgeous material with us.

7 Responses to “Kelly’s 3 Caballeros”

  1. on 24 Jun 2011 at 8:55 am 1.Bill Benzon said …

    Q. The copyright on that appears to be 1993. Do you know the original publication date for this?

  2. on 24 Jun 2011 at 9:25 am 2.Bill said …

    The original publication date was 4/45. It was #71 of Dell’s Four Color Comics, Series 2.

  3. on 24 Jun 2011 at 12:39 pm 3.Daniel Caylor said …

    I rarely download comic scans, but this one’s gorgeous. Mine!

    Thanks Michael ;)

  4. on 24 Jun 2011 at 1:09 pm 4.Stephen Worth said …

    My only beef with Gladstone Disney comics are those doggone gradients. They just don’t look right.

  5. on 24 Jun 2011 at 7:09 pm 5.John V. said …

    Wow! This is brilliant! Is there any more to follow?

  6. on 25 Jun 2011 at 12:26 am 6.Thad said …

    This particular reprint is from the period when Disney held the license in 1993.

    Carl Buettner wrote and drew a Three Caballeros short story which I posted years ago here.

  7. on 26 Jun 2011 at 12:00 pm 7.Geoffrey Hayes said …

    WOW!! Thanks so much for printing this! Kelly’s art is so “clean” — perfect shapes and composition without a lot of fussiness. Now, if someone would only print his version of “Pinocchio” in its original form! Makes me sorry that Kelly didn’t do more versions of Disney films. I would love to see what he would have done with “Dumbo” and “Cinderella.” Still, we have to be grateful for what we have.
    This is just gorgeous!!

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